Journal of Refractive Surgery


Journal of Refractive Surgery

The premier journal for refractive surgeons for over 30 years

The Journal of Refractive Surgery, the official journal of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, a partner of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, has been a monthly peer-reviewed forum for original research, review, and evaluation of refractive and lens-based surgical procedures for more than 30 years. Practical, clinically valuable articles provide readers with the most up-to-date information regarding advances in the field of refractive surgery. Begin to explore the Journal and all of its great benefits such as:

• Columns including “Translational Science,” “Surgical Techniques,” and “Biomechanics”
• Supplemental videos and materials available for many articles
• Access to current articles, as well as several years of archived content
• Articles posted online just 2 months after acceptance


Journal Impact Factor
2018 Impact Factor 3.000

Cited in MEDLINE/PubMed

The articles prior to January 2013 are part of the back file collection and are not available with a current paid subscription. To access the article, you may purchase it or purchase the complete back file collection here

Past Issue
  • October 2012
  • Volume 28 · Issue 10
Letters to the Editor

Prospective, Double-masked, Randomized Trial Comparing Lidocaine Gel to Tetracaine Drops in Femtosecond Laser–assisted LASIK

Nisha V. Shah, BS; Pravin K. Vaddavalli, MD; Jessica H. Chow, MD; Janika San Roman, BA; Wei Shi, MS; Sonia H. Yoo, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(10):671-672

Development of a Wide-field, Binocular, Open-view Type Electronic Pupillometer

Tomoya Handa, CO, PhD; Nobuyuki Shoji, MD, PhD; Takushi Kawamorita, CO, PhD; Kimiya Shimizu, MD, PhD; Noriyoshi Shimizu, PhD; Ryo Kawamura

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(10):672-673

Original Articles

Comparison of the Ratio of Keratometric Change to Refractive Change Induced by Myopic Ablation

Majid Moshirfar, MD; Steven M. Christiansen, BS; Gene Kim, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(10):675-681

Original Article

Flap-off Epi-LASIK Versus Automated Epithelial Brush in PRK: A Prospective Comparison Study of Pain and Reepithelialization Times

M. Teresa Magone, MD; Andrew T. Engle, OD; Thu-Ha Easter, OD; Philip F. Stanley, MD; James Howells, COMT; Joseph F. Pasternak, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(10):682-688

Corneal Higher Order Aberrations After LASIK for High Myopia With a Fast Repetition Rate Excimer Laser, Optimized Ablation Profile, and Femtosecond Laser–assisted Flap

Alfredo Vega-Estrada, MD, MSc; Jorge L. Alió, MD, PhD; Samuel Arba Mosquera, MSc; Luis J. Moreno, MSc

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(10):689-695

Rotational Stability and Visual Quality in Eyes With Rayner Toric Intraocular Lens Implantation

Txomin Alberdi, MD, PhD; Beatriz Macías-Murelaga, MD; Lucía Bascarán, MD; Nahia Goñi, MD; Sandra Sáez de Arregui, MD; Javier Mendicute, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(10):696-700

Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segment SK for Moderate to Severe Keratoconus: A Case Series

Daoud C. Fahd, MD; Nada S. Jabbur, MD; Shady T. Awwad, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(10):701-705

Photoactivated Riboflavin Treatment of Infectious Keratitis Using Collagen Cross-linking Technology

Marianne O. Price, PhD; Lawrence R. Tenkman, MD; Amilia Schrier, MD; Kelly M. Fairchild, BS; Stephen L. Trokel, MD; Francis W. Price Jr, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(10):706-713

Intraocular Lens Power Calculations for Cataract Surgery After Phototherapeutic Keratectomy in Granular Corneal Dystrophy Type 2

Se Hwan Jung, MD; Kyung Eun Han, MD; Bradford Sgrignoli, DO; Tae-im Kim, MD, PhD; Hyung Keun Lee, MD, PhD; Eung Kweon Kim, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(10):714-720

Translational Science

Regional Biomechanical Properties of Human Sclera After Cross-linking by Riboflavin/Ultraviolet A

Mengmeng Wang, MD; Fengju Zhang, MD, PhD; Xiuqing Qian, PhD; Xu Zhao, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(10):723-728


Residual Astigmatism Following Toric Intraocular Lens Implantation Related to Pupil Size

Nienke Visser, MD; Noël J.C. Bauer, MD, PhD; Rudy M.M.A. Nuijts, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(10):729-732

Transepithelial Phototherapeutic Keratectomy for Recurrent Corneal Erosions in a Patient With Previous Corneal Collagen Cross-linking

George D. Kymionis, MD, PhD; Michael A. Grentzelos, MD; Dimitrios G. Mikropoulos, MD, PhD; Konstantinos I. Rallis, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(10):732-734

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